2004 MG ZR 57K MILES THE CAR IS LOSING COOLANT AND THE HEATING DOES NOT WORK

  • Tiny
  • shandl
  • 2004 MG ZR
  • 57 miles

Cant see how can be head gasket when has only been done end of 2011 car has full serivce history purchased it in novem 2011. Temp gauge running normally

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 3:54 PM

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  • Tiny
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Is it leaking water or oil from the gasket?

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 3:56 PM
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  • shandl
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There was a small drip of pink coolant dripping under where the pump is according to mechanic. But I have looked twice over the last two days and it is now not there. Am I correct in sayng if the garage does a block test this will show if it is def the head gasket without taking the car apart.

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 4:04 PM
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I do not believe in the block test. I have been burned by it a few times.

I do a actual leak down test to verify the head gasket. It is much more accurate.

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 4:13 PM
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So how do you do a leak down test. What is it I need to say they have done a compression test.

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 4:22 PM
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Runs about 79 dollars. Compression test does not check for cylinder leakage.

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 4:27 PM

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